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Supermod

Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was members asking us to implement a way they can mark a particular competition as entered which we've now introduced.

Previously many members would be using the temperature buttons as a way to remember which competitions they'd entered and that was not really the correct use of the voting buttons on HUKD.

Members can thank the OP by commenting in the thread if they wish and by clicking they've entered which shows the particular competition to be popular.

magicjay1986

Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was … Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was members asking us to implement a way they can mark a particular competition as entered which we've now introduced. Previously many members would be using the temperature buttons as a way to remember which competitions they'd entered and that was not really the correct use of the voting buttons on HUKD. Members can thank the OP by commenting in the thread if they wish and by clicking they've entered which shows the particular competition to be popular.


So you have deleted the previous comments ? Does HUKD now censor legitimate, inoffensive comments from members ?
Edited by: "rogparki" 9th Nov 2016

Supermod

rogparki

So you have deleted the previous comments ? Does HUKD now censor … So you have deleted the previous comments ? Does HUKD now censor legitimate, inoffensive comments from members ?



This is Feedback and your comment had absolutely nothing to do with the question that has been asked here.

Original Poster

But some people misusing the heat button isn't a reason to make it difficult for everyone else to use. I know what I've entered because they show on the HOT page in date order and I remember the last one I entered. Now it just seems to be in order of the last time the threat was updated, so it's not possible to track the newest competitions, just the last ones commented on or edited. There are competitions I entered days ago showing up on the first page!

I normally enter 10-15 a day here now I don't know how to track this, instead of going through 1-2 pages I just go through every page and manually mark ones I've entered?

Please either undo or give an option for people who didn't want this.
Edited by: "darkwarrior" 9th Nov 2016

Supermod

darkwarrior

But some people misusing the heat button isn't a reason to make it … But some people misusing the heat button isn't a reason to make it difficult for everyone else to use. I know what I've entered because they show on the HOT page in date order and I remember the last one I entered. Now it just seems to be in order of the last time the threat was updated, so it's not possible to track the newest competitions, just the last ones commented on or edited.I normally enter 10-15 a day here now I don't know how to track this, instead of going through 1-2 pages I just go through every page and manually mark ones I've entered?Please either undo or give an option for people who didn't want this.



I don't think its a difficult system to use? In addition to sorting by Discussed you can sort by New then as you go down you can hit Entered and you'll know where you last got to. This is the link you need - hotukdeals.com/all…new

I can't give any numbers but the members i've contacted in the past who had a really unusual vote ratio (both hot and cold) told me they choose to vote cold/hot to indicate they've entered. Having a temperature gauge doesn't really make sense for something like a competition listing I don't think.

I have looked at the new comp page and it is telling me, if I am reading it right, that I have entered all the competitions and I have not.

Not the best enhancement you have made I am afraid, not easy to use / follow

"Can we have the facility to order by date time they were initially posted not by the last update", trying to trawl through is now a nightmare. Not interested if someone has made a comment on a post initially made days before, I really want to see the latest comps



Edited by: "grimm6" 9th Nov 2016

grimm6

I have looked at the new comp page and it is telling me, if I am reading … I have looked at the new comp page and it is telling me, if I am reading it right, that I have entered all the competitions and I have not.Not the best enhancement you have made I am afraid"Can we have the facility to order by date time they were initially posted not by the last update"



If you press the I've Entered button the green button will change to grey and say Entered instead of Enter.

Change from Discussed to New if you want to see when they have been posted.
Edited by: "GameofDeals" 9th Nov 2016

Bashstreet

If you press the I've Entered button the green button will change to grey … If you press the I've Entered button the green button will change to grey and say Entered instead of Enter.Change from Discussed to New if you want to see when they have been posted.




As I've said even if you have selected NEW it brings up last updated post not NEW initial posted comps. That means you are have to go into the comments on EVERY comp to find out when they were actually initially posted. New should mean New not last updated

Supermod

grimm6

As I've said even if you have selected NEW it brings up last updated post … As I've said even if you have selected NEW it brings up last updated post not NEW initial posted comps. That means you are have to go into the comments on EVERY comp to find out when they were actually initially posted. New should mean New not last updated



If you use the following link it'll show the newest listed competition - hotukdeals.com/all…new

What is it you're seeing?

magicjay1986

If you use the following link it'll show the newest listed competition - … If you use the following link it'll show the newest listed competition - https://www.hotukdeals.com/all/competitions/newWhat is it you're seeing?



I cleaned my cookies out and logging back I've just checked the competitions section where it did take me to the discussed page on the desktop version of the site. Wouldn't it Work better for if it did go to the New section?

magicjay1986

If you use the following link it'll show the newest listed competition - … If you use the following link it'll show the newest listed competition - https://www.hotukdeals.com/all/competitions/newWhat is it you're seeing?



What I am seeing is the listing by last update not the newest competition

I understand the NEW button as it stands, what I personally would like is a page that is easy to use and to see the latest competitions by the posted date/time not the last updated by date time. Not really sure the thinking behind this update. If you have to change things that is fine but don't make it more difficult for users to use.. MHO

Edited by: "grimm6" 9th Nov 2016

Supermod

grimm6

What I am seeing is the last update not the newest competitionI … What I am seeing is the last update not the newest competitionI understand the NEW button as it stands, what I personally would like is a page that is easy to use and to see the latest competitions by the posted date/time not the last updated by date time. Not really sure the thinking behind this update. If you have to change things that is fine but don't make it more difficult for users to use.. MHO



Unless i'm missing your point, the link above (New tab) shows competitions posted in chronological order with the newest at the top which is what you're asking for?

magicjay1986

Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was … Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was members asking us to implement a way they can mark a particular competition as entered which we've now introduced. Previously many members would be using the temperature buttons as a way to remember which competitions they'd entered and that was not really the correct use of the voting buttons on HUKD. Members can thank the OP by commenting in the thread if they wish and by clicking they've entered which shows the particular competition to be popular.


I don't dislike the new system, just a matter of getting used to it.. like darkwarrior, I enter quite a few a day, so now the greyed "Entered" will work as well as the old voting "hot". Presumbly that means the "Hotspot and Heatwave" badges will no longer be awarded on the competitions page? (Still awarded in Deals, vouchers and Freebies )

Also when on a particular HUKD competition page as you scrolled down the title and "Enter" button appeared, now just the title and a grey square with a arrow pointing diagonally up... which I realised is the new "Enter" key.
Still a great site.. so hopefully improved.

Shame we've lost the Hot/Cold vote key as it was a good method for people who post competitions to see if these were good competitions and popular or dived... I've posted a few of those.

Edited by: "treoes" 9th Nov 2016

why cant it also have a hot button as well as entered it makes no sense adn seems a bit crappy that someone has took there time to post a competition and not get a hot cold vote for how good they though it was

Supermod

magicjay1986

Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was … Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was members asking us to implement a way they can mark a particular competition as entered which we've now introduced. Previously many members would be using the temperature buttons as a way to remember which competitions they'd entered and that was not really the correct use of the voting buttons on HUKD. Members can thank the OP by commenting in the thread if they wish and by clicking they've entered which shows the particular competition to be popular.

Aequitas

why cant it also have a hot button as well as entered it makes no sense … why cant it also have a hot button as well as entered it makes no sense adn seems a bit crappy that someone has took there time to post a competition and not get a hot cold vote for how good they though it was



Those particular badges were connected to hot/cold voting so they'll no longer be awarded.

I think the "HUKD Entrants" goes some way to showing how popular a competition is and makes sense for a competition section. I can't see any reason why someone wouldn't click the entered button. The voting buttons aren't for members to track which competitions they've entered and it wasn't a correct use of that HUKD function.

Appreciate it is a change to what you've all become so used to but I do believe its a change which makes perfect sense for a competition section (and one which has been request many times over the years).



I think my reply to treoes goes some way to answering that question. You're only missing these buttons because it is what you're used to. The changes are more in line with what members have asked for and make sense for a competition section. Members can still thank the OP as they already do in the comment section of their thread.

Just change the hot and cold buttons to entered or not entered as the case may be , that way everybody happy :-)

Edited by: "RRESC06" 9th Nov 2016

Supermod

RRESC06

Just change the hot and cold buttons to entered or not entered as the … Just change the hot and cold buttons to entered or not entered as the case may be , that way everybody happy :-)



Not sure what use a "not entered" button would be though. If you aren't entering a competition then you'd see the thread as being not entered because you haven't clicked the button to indicate you've entered.

magicjay1986

Those particular badges were connected to hot/cold voting so they'll no … Those particular badges were connected to hot/cold voting so they'll no longer be awarded. I think the "HUKD Entrants" goes some way to showing how popular a competition is and makes sense for a competition section. I can't see any reason why someone wouldn't click the entered button. The voting buttons aren't for members to track which competitions they've entered and it wasn't a correct use of that HUKD function. Appreciate it is a change to what you've all become so used to but I do believe its a change which makes perfect sense for a competition section (and one which has been request many times over the years). I think my reply to treoes goes some way to answering that question. You're only missing these buttons because it is what you're used to. The changes are more in line with what members have asked for and make sense for a competition section. Members can still thank the OP as they already do in the comment section of their thread.



I can see what your hoping to achieve, I'm not entirely convinced removing from those entering competitions the ability to vote either hot or cold on them is a good idea or an improvement, I've posted deals and competitions, now that section (competitions) has been isolated from HUKD, will Freebies and vouchers go the same way?
As in reality they are not Deals as the occasional strayer on to Competitions often complains.
I presume you are planning other badges for the competition site to replace the removed "Hotspot & Heatwave"?



If it was a good competition I would vote it hot.
The I've entered button on the right hand side of the page is a welcome addition, but not a replacement.

Incidentally, I would've voted this change Cold !!

I'm still trying to get used to the new system. I must admit to using the hot/cold buttons to track comps I'd entered as well as a thank-you to posters - admittedly not what they were designed for. So it came as a bit of a shock when the new system came in unannounced and all my 'tracking' disappeared...I had to try and remember what I had/hadn't already entered. The old system seemed to work fine though so not entirely sure why it needed changing.

Original Poster

magicjay1986

Those particular badges were connected to hot/cold voting so they'll no … Those particular badges were connected to hot/cold voting so they'll no longer be awarded. I think the "HUKD Entrants" goes some way to showing how popular a competition is and makes sense for a competition section. I can't see any reason why someone wouldn't click the entered button. The voting buttons aren't for members to track which competitions they've entered and it wasn't a correct use of that HUKD function. Appreciate it is a change to what you've all become so used to but I do believe its a change which makes perfect sense for a competition section (and one which has been request many times over the years). I think my reply to treoes goes some way to answering that question. You're only missing these buttons because it is what you're used to. The changes are more in line with what members have asked for and make sense for a competition section. Members can still thank the OP as they already do in the comment section of their thread.



Why would someone CLICK the entered button? I entered competitions yesterday, I didn't click "I entered" because I don't need to know that, I NEED to know the newest competitions and the highest rated competitions that people are recommending.

The change doesn't work, how many people requested it and how many OTHER people were consulted for an opposing opinion?

Don't like the update, no hot section, no hot and cold vote, and above all, the enter tab doesn't work on any competition, which is a major flaw!!

This is horrendous, please bring the old system back, this is not an improvement, I can't find a way to enter Comps or even find the ones I haven't entered, I used to love this site but can't cope with your so called improvements, why did you have to alter anything that wasn't broken, I always use this site a fair amount every week but now you've made it really hard for us I might not be doing that, I don't need extra hassle, I want an easy system like we already had!

magicjay1986

Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was … Hi One of the most requested features for the Competition section was members asking us to implement a way they can mark a particular competition as entered which we've now introduced. Previously many members would be using the temperature buttons as a way to remember which competitions they'd entered and that was not really the correct use of the voting buttons on HUKD. Members can thank the OP by commenting in the thread if they wish and by clicking they've entered which shows the particular competition to be popular.


This is going to lead to (more) confusion, 'jay.

The [New] & [Discussed] views of the "Competitions" Forum summary are both informing me I have entered all the competitions on first glance.

That is, of course, unless the "I've entered" link means I should click this if I have entered (rather than this being advisory text on the current state of entry of each respective thread).

I think the wording of the link in the default state needs to change to "Not entered" &, once clicked, changes to "Entered" (or "I've entered").

Also, does the link toggle between "(I've) Entered" & "Not Entered" or, once clicked, is the state of entry set for that one thread & cannot be reversed?

sorry to say but the new system doesn't seem to work at all,
I've visited the competitions on/off most of the day today & they are all saying 'I've entered' when I haven't even clicked on the 'enter'/done the comp,
then when I have 'clicked' on a comp & entered it still says 'I've entered' with no change to colour/indication that I have actually entered!
there are certain comps sites that I don't enter but according to the new system I've entered them,
very confusing & not user friendly.

Supermod

The "I've Entered" option is clickable and you need to click it to mark the thread as entered. When you do that, this is what will show:

- the HUKD Entrants will increase by 1
- the ENTER button (taking you to the site hosting the comp) will change to grey and say ENTERED
- you'll be given the option to undo the "I've entered" in case you accidentally clicked it or changed your mind when going to the site
- the HUKD Entrants tally is also clickable to take you into the thread. It also changes from green to grey once you've clicked "I've entered"

darkwarrior

[quote=magicjay1986] The change doesn't work, how many people requested … [quote=magicjay1986] The change doesn't work, how many people requested it and how many OTHER people were consulted for an opposing opinion?


it would be interesting to see who did request it & who/how many people were consulted,
I would have thought it being a community all the peeps who join in the competitions should have been asked or a poll/notice given in feedback to propose the change & ask us all.

Banned

korkythekat

it would be interesting to see who did request it & who/how many people … it would be interesting to see who did request it & who/how many people were consulted,I would have thought it being a community all the peeps who join in the competitions should have been asked or a poll/notice given in feedback to propose the change & ask us all.


Well said

Original Poster

magicjay1986

The "I've Entered" option is clickable and you need to click it to mark … The "I've Entered" option is clickable and you need to click it to mark the thread as entered. When you do that, this is what will show:- the HUKD Entrants will increase by 1- the ENTER button (taking you to the site hosting the comp) will change to grey and say ENTERED- you'll be given the option to undo the "I've entered" in case you accidentally clicked it or changed your mind when going to the site- the HUKD Entrants tally is also clickable to take you into the thread. It also changes from green to grey once you've clicked "I've entered"



Mate you're not addressing the issue, just telling us how to use the system we don't want.

It's literally a system for people professionally comping who can't keep track of what they're doing, it doesn't help the average user.
Edited by: "darkwarrior" 9th Nov 2016

magicjay1986

The "I've Entered" option is clickable and you need to click it to mark … The "I've Entered" option is clickable and you need to click it to mark the thread as entered. When you do that, this is what will show:- the HUKD Entrants will increase by 1- the ENTER button (taking you to the site hosting the comp) will change to grey and say ENTERED- you'll be given the option to undo the "I've entered" in case you accidentally clicked it or changed your mind when going to the site- the HUKD Entrants tally is also clickable to take you into the thread. It also changes from green to grey once you've clicked "I've entered"



hi, I've just visited the
'Win a Janome sewing machine @ HomeStyle' on competitions,
the page states 'I've entered' before I did enter,
I then 'clicked on' the arrow/enter button & entered the comp,
but the green does NOT turn to grey for me,
I've refreshed/checked ^& it's still not changed colour.

Supermod

korkythekat

hi, I've just visited the'Win a Janome sewing machine @ HomeStyle' on … hi, I've just visited the'Win a Janome sewing machine @ HomeStyle' on competitions,the page states 'I've entered' before I did enter,I then 'clicked on' the arrow/enter button & entered the comp,but the green does NOT turn to grey for me,I've refreshed/checked ^& it's still not changed colour.



Would you be able to drop the team a message so they can grab some more information from you to just check your browser/OS info etc. They'll probably ask for some screengrabs just so they can see exactly what it is you're getting on that listing (link - www.hotukdeals.com/contact)

Supermod

redvers

I'm still trying to get used to the new system. I must admit to using the … I'm still trying to get used to the new system. I must admit to using the hot/cold buttons to track comps I'd entered as well as a thank-you to posters - admittedly not what they were designed for. So it came as a bit of a shock when the new system came in unannounced and all my 'tracking' disappeared...I had to try and remember what I had/hadn't already entered. The old system seemed to work fine though so not entirely sure why it needed changing.



Yep, the implementation of this would have meant that the existing way of members tracking where they had got up to might have been lost so apologies for that.

Is anything going to be adjusted, I really need to see at a glance what I've entered and what I haven't??

Supermod

jotarpley

Is anything going to be adjusted, I really need to see at a glance what … Is anything going to be adjusted, I really need to see at a glance what I've entered and what I haven't??



So this is what you'll see before you decide whether to enter the competition...

http://i.imgur.com/i4s2a7v.png

If you decide to enter, just hit the "I've entered" button underneath the green ENTER link. Once you click "I've entered" your view will look like this...

http://i.imgur.com/97gYFqX.png

So you'll know you've entered as the ENTER button changes to ENTERED (and changes colour) the number on HUKD Entrants has changed from green to grey and you'll see the undo button under ENTERED. All visible in Text Only as well when you're scanning down the page.

magicjay1986

Would you be able to drop the team a message so they can grab some more … Would you be able to drop the team a message so they can grab some more information from you to just check your browser/OS info etc. They'll probably ask for some screengrabs just so they can see exactly what it is you're getting on that listing (link - http://www.hotukdeals.com/contact)



thanks, yes, i'll drop them a message.

ETA..
your link doesn't work for me to contact them, i'm getting,
Oops! This link appears to be broken.
Did you mean: www.­hotukdeals.­com



Edited by: "korks" 9th Nov 2016

Original Poster

Jay if you're going to ignore the problem at least make it order by date posted for gods sake rather than them both just showing by date someone last commented. There are posts from days ago showing up as NEW because you make blanket changes based on the demands of a minority.

Supermod

korkythekat

thanks, yes, i'll drop them a message. ETA..your link doesn't work for me … thanks, yes, i'll drop them a message. ETA..your link doesn't work for me to contact them, i'm getting,Oops! This link appears to be broken.Did you mean: http://www.­hotukdeals.­com



Sorry, included a bracket in my hyperlink by accident. Its hotukdeals.com/con…act

Supermod

darkwarrior

Jay if you're going to ignore the problem at least make it order by date … Jay if you're going to ignore the problem at least make it order by date posted for gods sake rather than them both just showing by date someone last commented. There are posts from days ago showing up as NEW because you make blanket changes based on the demands of a minority.



Can you do the same please and get in touch. The team will ask you to send over a screenshot and take more information from you. When I click this link ( hotukdeals.com/all…new ) I see the newest competition listed and not the one which had the latest comment etc. It is all in chronological order as it should be for that particular view.

update..
am now getting the 'grey' entered when I've entered comp & clicked on the 'I've entered' text
so can tell at a glance now which ones are showing as entered on comps listings,
thanks for the help magicjay1986.

Supermod

korkythekat

update..am now getting the 'grey' entered when I've entered comp & … update..am now getting the 'grey' entered when I've entered comp & clicked on the 'I've entered' text so can tell at a glance now which ones are showing as entered on comps listings,thanks for the help magicjay1986.



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